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SBTDC Seminars To Help Newport Start Small Businesses


JONESBORO — Two free seminars will be available to small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Newport area, Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Newport Business Resource Center, 201 Hazel Street. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Arkansas State University is presenting the seminars.

“Starting a Business in Arkansas” will be offered from 9:30 a.m.-noon. This seminar is recommended to anyone considering opening a business. Find out the major steps crucial to starting a business, identify key issues that affect business success and discuss start-up requirements as well as common pitfalls an entrepreneur may face.

“Patents: Taking the Idea from Thought to Commercialization” is available from 1-3 p.m. Attendees will hear from the Robert Bahn, A-State SBTDC lead business consultant, and Steve Schrantz, patent attorney, about how to achieve financial success from product ideas.

Both seminars are offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required. To register, call (870) 972-3517 or visit Asbtdc.org/training/jonesboro-events to register online.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. Contact Laura Miller, center director at the Arkansas State SBTDC, at (870) 972-3517 or through email at lmiller@AState.edu.

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University is a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock College of Business and Arkansas State University College of Business. SBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research plus low- and no-cost training. Learn more at Asbtdc.org.

These workshops are co-sponsored by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, Newport Economic Development Commission, First Security Bank, First Community Bank, Focus Bank and Simmons First Bank.

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